AGM (that’s Annual General Meeting)
It was good to see members turn out for the AGM yesterday. But if people were expecting a short meeting and a trip to the pub, they were disappointed as the meeting went on later than usual, there were a lot of things to discuss, and people’s different views to hear.
Firstly, congratulations to John Croad, who has a very special birthday on Sunday (we’ve all signed a card) and he has been made a life member of the club. As I gave him the card, he told me he had been a member for 40 years. He still enters the competitions, carry on John.
I think the next important event (although it was later on Agenda) was a new award – the Don Harrison Trophy (to be awarded to the person other members felt had made the most improvement during the year, voted on by a secret ballot). And the winner was Denise Broomfield; well deserved Denise. Don Harrison was also a life member who sadly died a couple of years ago; we think he would approved of the members’ choice.
The new Committee was voted in unanimously; new Chair is Carole Zimmerman. We are still looking for an Assistant Programme Secretary to help Anjalika and take over from her next year.
We solved the need to fulfil the Competition Secretary role by sharing internal Competitions between Peter, Ray, Marny and Richard. Marny seemed to agree to be External Competition Secretary; Mil has volunteered to organise Print Day.
A couple of agreements worthy of note (see minutes for details):
- Pools – revert to A and B, top scoring in 2017/8 to go into A
- Enrolment Evening: Existing members can pay with cash, cheque or bank transfer. New members can come for 2 weeks trial free, must pay on third visit
- Guests will be charge £4 per meeting
- Print Day – schedule to be a bit longer, and made clearer for clubs attending
Images: Geoff Sims
Report: Marny Thompson LRPS